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This Week:

December 9- 1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, Northminster PC
December 15- 1:00 PM Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office

Critical Moments for Prayer in the Sudan

On January 9, the people of the south Sudan will vote on forming a separate country.  After decades (even centuries) of abuse by the northern government, it is a foregone conclusion that the south will vote to form a new country.  The consequences of such a vote are hugely unpredictable and fraught with danger.  Please make this a matter of prayer in your weekly worship and in your daily prayers.  Click here for suggestions for your prayers.

Annual Report Mailing

We’ve received a few phone calls about the annual report packets.  They will be mailed to Clerks of Session in the next week.  GA has decided to make EVERYTHING electronic this year, and we have been deciding how to best handle the materials.

Mission Yearbooks Are In

Mission Yearbooks arrived a few weeks ago, and we still have reserved copies for several churches waiting to be picked up (Faith, Hillside, Northminster, Shenango and Bethany).  We also have extra copies available for purchase at $9.00 each.

A Mission Partnership for Your Church?

Clen Moore and New Wilmington churches have a strong partnership with a congregation in the Dominican Republic.  There are opportunities to expand this during a visit in February (when there is snow here!!).  To explore this possibility you will need to act now.  Click here for more information.

Need a Pulpit Supply for December 26th?

James Benson, a member at Highland Presbyterian Church who is currently attending Gordon-Conwell Seminary, is available to preach on Sunday, December 26th.  You can reach him by calling 724-971-3529 or emailing jbenson@svbql.com.

LeaderFest is Coming

January 15th from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM on the campus of Westminster College.  Each week we will highlight a couple of the seminars being offered at the 2011 seminar.  This week we will start with the two seminars designed to help you go deeper with Dr. Bailey’s keynote address.  There will be a Q&A session after the keynote with Dr. Ken Bailey.  His address will draw from his new study (in the press) about the divided nature of the Corinthian church and how the apostle Paul dealt with those divisions.

Also offered will be a seminar on First Corinthians from Dr. Kang-Yup Na, associate professor of religion at Westminster College entitled “The Corinthian Mirror”.  His seminar will be looking at situations the church at Corinth faced and how these situations are not very different from situations that your church faces, and with a little introspection discover how we, too, can benefit from Paul’s teaching on the book of First Corinthians.

Interim Executive Director Desired for Camping Association

Needed: A person of strong Christian convictions willing to provide executive leadership for the Camping Association of the Presbyteries of Northwestern Pennsylvania (CAPNWP).  The person will need to have skills in business leadership, decision making, corporate communication/marketing, financial and strategic planning, and supervisory experience.  The incumbent must possess a bachelor’s degree in business or a related field, master’s preferred.  This is a temporary salaried position (30 hour/week minimum) not to exceed six months, with possible consideration for a permanent position.  Resume with cover letter should be emailed to david.jones@capnwp.org.

News from the Churches

GCC Alumni Center to Host Carnegie Christmas Concert Series

The annual Grove City College Carnegie Christmas Concert Series returns to the Carnegie Alumni Center with performances from 12:15 – 1 PM December 6-10.  It is free and open to the public.  Each day, different campus musicians will perform half-hour concerts celebrating the season.  For additional information, contact the Alumni Office at 888-422-4723.

Advent Taize Worship Service

Experience the peace of Christmas.  You are invited to an Advent Taize Worship Service at First Presbytrerian Church of Sharon (600 E. State Street, Sharon) on Sunday evening, December 12th at 7 PM.  This beautiful, quiet, prayerful service will be led by the FOLK GROUP FROM NOTRE DAME CHURCH in Hermitage.  Please join First Church and prepare your hearts to receive the Christ Child.  There is no charge for this worship service, and a reception will follow.

Director of Youth Ministry Wanted

Part-Time Director of Youth Ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Shaorn – lead an active Jr. and Sr. High program with a high level of volunteer help, and good facilities.  This is a 20 hour/week position, with competitive compensation.  Experience preferred, but not necessary.  Send resume and two references to Rev. Dr. Glenn Hink if interested (pastor@1stpcs.org, 724-981-2211 ext. 2, 600 East State Street, Sharon, PA  16146).

Bethlehem Boulevard

Faith Presbyterian Church will be hosting Bethlehem Boulevard at their church on December 12th, 2010 from 4-8 PM.  Rediscover the joy of Christmas by walking the streets of Ancient Day Bethlehem, experiencing all that the marketplace has to offer, and reflecting upon our live nativity scene (animals included) where Jesus was born.  A clear presentation of the gospel will be presented throughout the tour.  Families, friends, neighbors, coworkers, churches, and members of our community are all welcome to this free event.  Have a Merry Christmas and we hope to have you join us!  Questions: 724-962-4155 Location: 2370 N. Hermitage Rd., Hermitage, PA  16148.

Cookie Walk

The Presbyterian Church of West Middlesex (3082 Main Street) will be holding its 19th annual “Cookie Walk” (Christmas cookie sale) on Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 9 AM to 12 Noon.  $5.00 per pound, boxes are provided.

 

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